Backstage at #CHAPELLESUMMER11:00 AM
Before the magic of the show happens, there's a lot of previous hard work. Stress, races, fittings to check on the last minute details and make sure everything will be perfect out there at the stage. Last week I had the chance not only attending to #CHAPELLESUMMER launch party, but also being a witness hours before the show of what happened around. I wasn't actually a big part of the staff, actually: there were makeup artists who did the makeup on the models, there were professional photographers who took pictures of everything, so I just was an extra hand in case somebody needed help.
So, there we were, almost three hours before the show started, getting outfits ready, preparing that lovely board with the hashtag of the event (did it myself, can't you see? Hehe), establishing an order for the models to come out (which I must say I didn't get into, but looked like a real engineering work), filling the seat posters with the attendants... I could see with my own eyes that behind all that glamour and lights at the show, there're tons and hours of work and lots of people who put a lot of effort on getting everything prepared. Who would have said the real show is actually behind the scenes?
When everything was finally settled about two hours after, after some test shoots (looks like my shiny jeweled headband was a nice resource to practice with the focus and cameras, so I had to stay around, of course) I went upstairs where the catwalk was going to be held, and I finally prepared my blogger stuff: camera and its lens, put my not-to-run-on-a-rush high heels and helped handing around the public and guests the show programs. I'm really happy it all turned well, all the possible unexpected things which could had happened didn't happen, and that I could see first hand the whole the process of the fashion show in both perspectives: as an assistant and as a fashion blogger.
Eduardo and Bea, chief editor and photography head of Chapelle Magazine setting all the models and outfits at the backstage.
I was wearing:
Maroon vintage dress from "Williamsbourg Vintage"
Earrings bought in Mérida
DIY jeweled headband inspired in Dolce & Gabbana